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Abstract

This article presents a study of the formation of metallothioneins in a European population of Macoma balthica from the metal polluted Westerschelde estuary (The Netherlands). The clams were collected at two locations in the estuary and exposed to different levels of cadmium, copper and zinc. The results of the total metal concentrations, metal partitioning and distribution are presented and the results compared with Macoma balthica from the San Francisco Bay and Cumbria.

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Authors: MCCOURT J, JRC Geel (BE);CORDEIRO RAPOSO F, JRC Geel (BE);BORDIN G, JRC Geel (BE);RODRIGUEZ A, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 2nd International Symposium on Speciation of Elements in Toxicology and in Environmental and Biological Sciences, Wen (NL), June 15-18, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38250 ORA
Record Number: 199411521 / Last updated on: 1995-01-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en